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THE 1940 CIRCLE
A circumference of our Senior year which,
as we begin to follow our separate tangents,
will forever bind together the segments of
our Abbot days.
Published by THE CLASS OF 1940
ABBOT ACADEMY • Andover, Massachusetts
To Miss Mathews. . . .
The Class of 1940 dedicates this book to one who
for so many years has loved Abbot and who through
her love of all things Spanish, her wealth of Mexican
travel experience, her Christian example, her
never-failing sense of humor, and her "down Maine"
tradition, has contributed so truly to our school life.
The day students especially have missed this year
her interested and careful guidance, and all of us
will hope to see her often when we return to visit our
OCTAVIA WHITING MATHEWS
1 1 730
Books and bells . . horn rims and history . . theme
tablets and test tubes . . faculty and flunks . . dues
and don'ts. .chronic cramming, .racing here, there
and everywhere . . meetings like mad . . high aspira-
tion, .of such is the
FACULTY • CLASSES
ORGANIZATIONS • SOCIETIES
J i «\ *v. •«%>
^i Ail X- ***
A.B. Hollins College
M.A. Radcliffe College
Ph.D. Yale University
Inspiring talks in chapel
and out . . . "Finnish Supper
at 6:15" .. .stimulating
poetry classes . . . friendly
smile ... anecdotes abun-
dant ... complete under-
standing and patience . . .
unfailing guide intellectual-
ly and spiritually. . .friend
for always ....
Our guiding lights! By now we really
know them fairly well. From the rising-
bell when we pass their bathrobed figures
in the corridor, just as tousled and bleary-
eyed as we are, 'til lights-out when we are
figuratively and sometimes literally tucked
into our downless cots, they are a great
comfort. Interesting conversations de-
velop over cereal bowls, and later in
chapel they sing lustily and smile benevo-
lently. On to classes where gems of science,
language and other forbidding subjects
miraculously begin to make sense to us,
and to become interesting. Tiffin finds the
faculty in Room 9 chatting midst bites of
chocolate grahams. More classes and then
after much backing and filling on our part,
due to our somewhat confusing politeness
on the stairs, our table teachers arrive at
lunch to chortle over our pathetic efforts
at pie-cutting, or to bring us the latest
Come apres midi and faculty off mo-
ments. Some we see here and there down-
town; others disappear in the direction of
Baronial for... a bit of sociability; and
some must be slaves to duty, for wee in-
spection notes bearing snappy estimates
of room order are discovered — proudly by
the "neaties" but with chagrin by those
who prefer floor to closet. And when do
they find time to plan corridor parties
where we find food for thought and other-
wise? Betimes new shiny cars glide about
the circle carrying the faculty we know
Sometimes we actually envy them—
particularly on a Monday night when they
retire en masse to the McKeen Room and
leave us wondering and (confession)
eavesdropping outside the closed doors.
Evenings find them more often than not
patiently helping bewildered students
untie the knots in their brains, or giving
permissions for us to "get assignments."
The faculty may squelch our vocal ef-
forts on the corridor and our hilarity in
study hours, but they always sign our
week-end slips and bear malice toward
none. And when for the last time as their
pupils, we see them in academic regalia on
Commencement Day we - oh well — hearts
and flowers to the faculty !
Ruth Stephens Baker, A.B..M.A.
Wonderful poetry. . .table games
. . . French in German class . . .
postcards. . .M.R.S. in homemak-
ing at Cornell.
Hilda Ruby Baynes, B.es L.
Ducky . . . news . . . broadcasts . . .
orange juice. . .paintings galore,
lung power ... shadow laugh.,
Jean Hope Baynes
Afternoon coffee . . . foreign affairs
. . . speedy table . . . money . . . sense
of humor. . ."Hilda and I did."
Mrs. Eunice Murray Campbell,
Always happy . . . giggle . . . sympa-
thetic. . .brisk walk. . ."Well, girls,
how would you like a little test
Mary Carpenter, B.S.
Half Gargoyle, half Griffin. . .Ab-
bot athlete No. i . . . fondness for
books of the month. . . tweed jack-
ets. . .enthusiasm.
History, Office Assistant .
Known by accent . . . sense of
humor... love of flowers. .. "But
I didn't see the mail this noon!"
Hope Coolidge, A.B., B.S.
Skiing prowess .
. . . fast driving .
orite desserts . .
. wonderful meals
. petitions for fav-
Mary Elaine Dodge,
Bright red suit and hat... "Well
and who's this little person? . . .
tales of Canada. . .variety of jokes
. . . fur coat.
Mrs. Hannah Richmond Duncan,
"Meet me at the radiator"...
inexhaustible zip . . . laugh and
stride ... trips to Baronial .. .per-
Pianoforte, Theory of Music
Piano virtuoso divine. . .director
of Abbot's unequalled choir. . .off
to symphony. . .snowbound.
History and Appreciation of Art
Punctuality. . .exciting stories. . .
"Did I see someone writing?"...
multitude of tests . . . sense of humor
. . . dome on pendentives.
Mrs. Bertha Morgan Gray
Dramatic Interpretation; Spoken Eng-
"From within outward" .. .Dr.
Curry. . .wonderful monologues. .
Dickens' Christmas Carol . . . patient
rehearsals. . .inspiring director.
Isabel Maxwell Hancock, A.B.
Inspection notes . . . apathy for pus-
sies and mess . . . stationary waves
. . . popcorn and apples . . . patience
in solving mathematical mazes.
Walter Howe, B.M.
Choral Music, Pianoforte, Organ,
Theory of Music
Absent-minded professor . . . sense
of humor . ..choral calamities...
failure for forgetting names... .or-
iginal anthems. . ."Oh Fudge"..
Assistant to the Principal
Contagious grin. . .candid camera
. . . broken speed laws . . . extra tick-
ets... ready, willing and able...
Octavia Whiting Mathews, A.B.
(On leave of absence, 1939-40)
Sympathetic and understanding
. . . long capes . . . cheerful smiles
. . .greatly missed at Abbot.
Harriet McKee, A.B.,M.A.
Faculty fashion plate . . . popular
table. . .smile and affability. . .in-
terior decorator's delight.
Painting, Modelling, Drawing
Always busy. . .enthusiasm. . .won-
derful murals. . ."Don't forget the
exhibition is in May' ' . . . tan car.
Mrs. Jeanne Vical Miller, B. Ph.
Dramatics in class . . . week ends . . .
always in a hurry ... husband at
Harvard . . . fencing.
Mrs. Roberta Gilmore Poland,
Physics, General Science, Mathematics
Patience a virtue. . .appointments
in the physics lab. . .sense of hu-
mor . . . scientific approach . . . Mr.
Gertrud Rath, A.B., M.A.
Assistant to the Principal
Permissions. . .red dress. . .year-
book guiding light .. .wit .. .per-
petual motion. . ."Honey" ... ac-
cent from Virginia. . ."G.R."
Anne Rechnitzer, Ph.D.
Linguistic prowess... Hannes
Schneider's ski pupil ... moder-
nistic furniture. . .dean of candid
camera fans. . .grin.
Rowena Lincoln Rhodes
Physical Education Assistant
Varied dance costumes. . .Abbot's
younger set. . .time to a tom-tom
...the wings. . .posture marks
Winthrop Horton Richardson,
Arguments', teacher versus class . . .
popular vesper services. . .wife. . .
collegiate shoes. . .moustache.
Helen Dunford Robinson, A.B.
"Good noon". . .smile. . .rustling
of taffeta ... train trips... "How
does your brain work today?''
Assistant Financial Secretary
"Have you got permission from
home?" .. .patience inexhaustible
. . .deep in the books. . .walks to
Virginia Paine Rogers, A.B.
Articulation. . .diaphragms. . .oral
exams. . .good nature. . .publicity
.. ."Ho, bring the boat over!"
Justina Ruiz, M.A.
Skiing expert. . .stories of Spain
. . .quick on the pick-up of Amer-
ican slang. . ."goose bumps."
Laura Huntington Smith, A.B.,
History, Problems of Democracy
Cars, old and new. . .sweaters and
socks . . . yen for Boston and home
town . . . Vassar . . . table talk . . .
"Not up to your usual standard."
Margaret Snow, A.B.
Brothers and sisters . . . camp down
in Maine. . .dropt stitches... a
friend in need ... visits to Third
Catherine Jane Sullivan. A.B.
Remedial Reading, Psychology
Green Mercury we envy .. .spell-
ing classes. . ."The time limit on
this is 40 seconds' ' . . . diets . . . de-
Alice Sweeney, A.B.
Director of Studies, English
Tweeds. . .food for thought. . .
tender of quarantined flock . . .
"Do you see?". . .wonderful Eng-
lish classes— the Seniors' own
Stunning clothes . . . many cor-
sages . . . speaking voice . . . teacher
of the singing ladies.
Eleanor Morin Tucker, A.B.,
Off to lectures on atom smashers
. . .patience. . .twinkle in the eye
.. .plaid jacket. ..hilarious chem
Lucile Burdette Tuttle, A.B.
Beaming countenance . . . "Very
Fair" marks. . .guiding star of
A.C.A. . . . brother . . . musical tal-
Variety of pins . . . attractive clothes
. . . eyes . . . passion for Dickens . . .
Meetings in the parlor . . .
dues stews ... roll call...
proud Seniors. . .shrunken
red sweaters . . . tight white
dresses . . . shining new rings
. . . Cushwa and Cunning-
ham . . . college catalogs . . .
dreaded words — "Thou
shalt not pass". . .the ban-
quet... "Where, Oh
Where". . .blue gowns...
red roses . . . tears . . . good-
Libby Travis, President;
Jeanne Cowles, Vice Presi-
dent; Connie Cross, Trea-
surer; Mary Dean Naff,
We arrived in September 1 936 in new sad-
dle shoes, a humble but enthusiastic few.
Margi and Pris are the only boarders who
remain to tell the tale, but Gisela, Sally,
Sawyer and Weaver will also remember!
On the whole we flunked our first year
Latin; our hair was short; our legs were
long, and we displayed a general lack of
coordination throughout. We thought the
Seniors very impressive and cried lustily
Junior year found us experienced old
girls and proud of our new size. We gave
plays that we wrote in English class. Every-
one was impressed and so were we! 'Twas
a gay year, and there was a very notorious
bunch in Sherman!
Junior-Mid year we found ourselves
moving up in chapel and perusing college
catalogues. A wonderful moonlight sleigh-
ride with supper at the Kirkshire was one
of the high spots, and that was the year
some of us begged dances from sympa-
thetic upper classmen.
Senior-Mid year arrived with the hurri-
cane and a great lack of grove. We got
high aspirations, plowed wearily through
"Emma" and got new red sweaters. Our
song was sung at the top of our lungs, and
amid much prompting and pleasure we
gave our plays Quality Street, Richman, Poor-
man and The Lost Silk Hat. We went in
swimming in peculiar garb at our picnic
at Berry's Pond, our hair recovering just
in time for us to go to Prom clad in flowing
gowns and long streamers. The Senior
Parlor became ours, and college boards
laid us low.
Come September 1939, and it's all ours!
We spent our all on teas for the under-
classmen, stuffed our Senior couches with
cushions, and hung happily out of our
front windows. It really seemed amazing
to be so important, but this knowledge
didn't seem to give us a dignified demean-
or. Hymns on the radiator, cokes in the
bedrooms — a very versatile but goony
group are we. Our saddle shoes are worn
out, pork pies have taken us all by storm,
and the remaining details and fondest
memories of 1940 lie between these covers.
10 Holder Place, Forest Hills, New York
dreams of Henry. . .nothing but Spauldings. . .
boxes from Drake Bakeries . . . ready giggle . . .
girdle trouble. . .long sweaters. . .Pink Ellie. . .
Courant '39, '40, Business Manager Courant 40,
Secretary Student Council '40, Senior Play '40, Fidelio
'40, Varsity Hockey '39, '40, Senior-Mid Play '39,
Executive Committee '40, Prom Decorating Committee
39> French Play ' '40, Numerals '40, Griffin Enter-
tainment '40 .
256 Grove Street, Montclair, New Jersey
efficiency a-paul-ing. . ."How about an ad for 'jg, Property Manager Senior Play '40, English II
the Yearbook?". . .gallant goalie. . .broad grin Plays '38, Proctor Bonus '37, Numerals '40, Business
. . . week ends by air . . . Manager Yearbook '40, Hiking Leader '40, Vice
Q.E.D. 40, Varsity Hockey '40, Senior-Mid Plays President Junior-Mid Class '38, Posture Marker' jg.
27 South West Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania
P. A. prom trotter ... blonde curls galore dignity personified ... dusky answer .
Ipana's glamour girl .. .perpetual good nature Odeon '39, '40, Fidelio '40.
South Main Street, Andover, Massachusetts
brain trust. . .the dynamic Mr. Darcy. . .acting
achievements. . .our Sonja Henie. . .unique val-
entines . . . appetite ... a Yale lock on her heart . .
Q.E.D. '38, '39, ' '40; Secretary-Treasurer Q.E.D.
'39, '40, Honor Roll '37, '38, '39, '40, Fidelio '37, '38,
'40, Choir '40, Numerals '38, Three Chevrons '39,
'40, "A" Society '39, '40, Gargoyle Entertainment
Committee '39, Society Banquet Committee '39, Junior
Plays '38, Senior-Mid Plays '39, Senior Play '40,
Draper Dramatics '39, Visitors' Day Play '39, Var-
sity Riding '37, '38, '39, Head of Skating '39, '40,
Athletic Council '39, '40, A.C.A. Advisory Board '40.
20 Johnson Road, Andover, Massachusetts
sunny disposition. . .a No. 1 "Bill" collector .. . Philomatheia 'jg, '40, Treasurer Philomatheia '40,
curly locks . . . many hair ribbons . . . trips to Fidelio ' jg, '40, Senior Play '40, Yearbook Board '40,
Hanover. Abbot Birthday Committee 'jg, Prom Committee '40.
JOAN PEABODY CARLSON
293 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts
glasses of hot water. . .brains plus. . .conscien-
tiousness . . . full of fun . . . orange juice . . . Euro-
pean sandals. . .
Odeon '38, 'jg, '40, Fidelio '39, '40, Senior Play '40,
Senior-Mid Play 'jg, Honor Roll '38, '40.
gi Montclair Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey The Traphagen School of Fashion
ink be her destiny. . . "geezle beezle". . .strenu- eloquence in history class. . .
ous preparation for week ends and vacations. . . L.B.A. '40, Honor Roll '40, Gargoyle Entertainment
"No kidding, it's the real thing this time". . . '39.
40 Howard Street, Reading, Massachusetts
clothes, red and otherwise. . .curls. . .doctor Fidelio '^,'40, Advisory Board'40, Christmas Party
dentons. . ."Hi ya Butch!". . .plaid skirts. . . '40, Hiking Leader '40, Senior Play '40, Griffin En-
beads and bracelets. ..Florida. . .Brother Wim- tertainment '40.
MARY POMEROY CHASE
287 Hillside Street, Milton, Massachusetts
passion for West. . .attractiveness. . .inclination
toward governing bodies ... music store...
Intervale accident. . .P. A. prom and interest in
track. . .demon dancer. . .
Odeon 'jg, '40, President Odeon '4a, Fidelia '38, 'jg,
'40, Athletic Council 'jg, '40, Head of Tennis 'jg,
Vice President A. A. A. '40, Numerals '38, "A" So-
ciety '40, Griffin Tennis Team (doubles) '38, 'jg,
Student Council '40, Treasurer Senior-Mid Class 'jg,
French Play '40, Senior-Mid Play 'jg, Entertainment
Committee '40, Tea Dance Committee 'jg, Visitors
Day Committee '38, 'jg, Griffin Entertainment '40,
Griffin Basketball Team '40.
ANNA HARRIET CLEMENT
travel talks. . .profile. . .our great soprano... Fidelio, Rec Room Committee.
arrival via clipper. .. hats and hair-dos...
SARAH PHILBRICK COLE
371 Johnson Street, North Andover, Massachusetts
dilapidated station wagon ... crash bang, here
comes Cole . . . noisy and nice . . . has ' ' Marstered"
about every sport ... most gracious head of
Gargoyles. . ."Oh, I think that's a panic!". . .
A.D.S. '39, '40, Captain of Gargoyles '40, Fidelio
'37, '33, '39> '40, Varsity Tennis '37, '38, '39, "A"
Society '39, '40, Numerals '37, Chevrons '39, Senior
Play '40, A.D.S. Plays '39, '40, Junior Play '37,
Secretary Junior Class '37, Secretary Junior-Mid
Class '38, Secretary Senior-Mid Class '39, Usher Sen-
ior Prom '38, Athletic Council '39, '40, Head of
Skiing '39, Gargoyle Tennis Team '35, 36.
MARCIA ANNE COLLEY
Saunderstown, Rhode Island
sky-blue eyes . . . personality smile plus . . . Bible
arguments . . . "Study in Brown" . . . champion
heckler. . .the panic of the chem class. . .
Q.E.D. '40, Varsity Track ^39, Head of Basketball
'40, Christmas Party '39, Athletic Council '40, Gar-
goyle Basketball Team '40.
150 East 73rd Street, New York, New York
angelic expression. . .college boards with a
French accent . . . only fruit between meals . . .
community Tribune. . .continual dither... at-
tractiveness and effervescence . . .
Courant '39, '40, Fidelio '39, '40, Honor Roll '39,
'40, Vice President Senior Class '40, Vice President
Senior-Mid Class '39, Numerals '40, Senior-Mid
Plays '39, French Play '40, Senior Play '40, Draper
Dramatics '39, Chairman Prom Decorating Committee
'39, Fall Tea Dance Committee '40, Ivy Speech '39,
Garden Party '39.
15 Fresh Pond Lane, Cambridge, Massachusetts
smaller half of Wiglesworth-Crocker Inc. . . .
realistic southern drawl . . . dramatic ability in
character parts. . .science and song. . .
Philomatheia '39, '40, Choir '39, '40, Fidelio '38, '39,
'40, "A" Society '39, Numerals '38, Varsity Hockey
'38, Senior Play '40, French Play '40, Senior-Mid
Plays '39, Junior Plays '38, Honor Roll '40.
CAROLYN DUDLEY CROSS
1 1 Proctor Boulevard, Utica, New York
University of Wisconsin
politeness plus... nine o'clock rehearsals...
muscle. . .6:45 A.M. walks. . .death to dust. . .
Sunday Times . . . effiiciency and energy . . .
Philomatheia '39, '40, Fidelio '38, '39, '40, Honor
Roll '38, '3g, "A" Society '39, '40, Numerals '38,
Chevrons '39, Varsity Hockey '32, '38, '39, Varsity
Basketball '38, '59, Head of Hiking '40, Secretary-
Treasurer Griffins '40, Griffin Entertainment Com-
mittee '40, Student Government Representative '32,
Class Treasurer '40, French Plays '38, Manager
Senior Play '40, Priscilla Bradley Cup 'jjcj.
ELAINE LOUISE DALRYMPLE
14 Park Street, Methuen, Massachusetts
tall and blonde. . .quiet 'til the truth comes out Aeolian '40, Varsity Track '3g, Numerals '3g, Visi-
. . .Heart of Gold. . .drives like a — professional tors' Day Committee '3g, Griffin Entertainment '40.
. . ."I don't know why I'm doing this."
[2 3 ]
1300 41st Street, Sacramento, California
spontaneous combustion. . .cylindrical hair-do sparkle. . ."Oh! Gee-Golly! '
...letters for "Marmie". . .California accent
and oranges . . . perpetual good humor and Odeon, Senior Play, Honor Roll, Griffin Entertainment.
2 Oranje Boulevard, Batavia Centum, Java, N.E.I.
hair-do . . . cute and little . . . English class argu- '40, A.C.A. Advisory Board '40, Christmas Party '40,
ments. . .always tearing around. . .threatening Senior-Mid Play 'jg, Senior Play '40, Gargoyle En-
appendix. . .the patter of little feet. . . tertainment '39, Honor Roll '40.
Courant '40, Yearbook Board '40, Posture Marker
ELIZABETH POND ELLIS
309 East Broadway, Haverhill, Massachusetts
Haverhill to Andover daily. . . Chevie. . .champ-
ion ping-pong player. . .sense of humor. . .coat
of many colors. . .friendly loquaciousness. . .
Philomatheia '40, A.C.A. Advisory Board '40, Head
of Ping-Pong '$g, '40, Numerals '40, Treasurer Jun-
ior-Mid Class '38, Griffin Entertainment '38, '40,
Christmas Party 'gg, Griffin Basketball Team '40,
Varsity Basketball ^40.
BARBARA WOODRUFF FOWLER
122 Forest Avenue, Glen Ridge, New Jersey
problem child. . ."Gray" moments ... folding
knees . . . divine hair . . . the up and coming
writer and the life of the party . . .
Courant '40, Fidelia 'jg, '40, Yearbook Board '40,
Varsity Hockey '40, Griffin Hockey Team 'jg, '40,
Hiking Leader '40, Numerals 'jg, Senior-Mid Plays
'39, Senior Play '40, Chairman Rec Room Committee
'40, Griffin Entertainment '40.
67 Brown Street, Methuen, Massachusetts
little girl with big personality .. .cuteness. . .
Mutt and Jeff dates ... bargain ice cream...
"Cut me off and call me Dottiei" . . .
A.D.S. '40, Head of Day Scholars '40, Student
Council '40, A.C.A. Advisory Board '39, Varsity
Hockey '40, Griffin Hockey Team '40, Senior Play '40,
Griffin Entertainment '40, Visitors Day Committee' 39.
1 7 Orne Square, Salem, Massachusetts
dream of neatness .. . Lanz coat ... Southland
with Dudley. . .demon dancer. . .leader of songs
. . .veteran classmate. . .
L.B.A. '38, 'jg, '40, President L.B.A. '40, Secretary
L.B.A. 'jg, President A. A. A. '40, Fidelio '37, '38,
'3g, '40, Choir '39, '40, Class Song Leader '3/, '38,
'39> '4Q> Griffin Song Leader '38, Varsity Basketball
'3g, '40, Head of Track '3g, Varsity Track '36, '37,
'38, Hiking Leader '3g, '40, "A" Society '38, ^g, '40,
President "A" Society '3g, Numerals '36, Chevrons
'38* 39' Blazer '^9, A.C.A. Advisory Board ' 3g,
Senior-Mid Plays '3g, Junior Plays '37, President
Junior Class '37, Student Government Representative
'38, '40, Prom Usher '38, Chairman Rec Room Com-
mittee '38, Rec Room Committee '38, '39.
SHIRLEY RUTH HAMILTON
flashing fire chief. . .skiing prowess. . .the fourth
sister . . . friendliness . . . Maine potatoes . . .
Q.E.D. 'jg, '40, Fidelio '38, 'jg, '40, Student Gov-
ernment Representative '38, '40, Athletic Council 'jg,
'40, Head of Basketball '$g, "A" Society '40, Head
of Skiing '40, Vice President Senior-Mid Class '39,
Vice President A.C.A. '40, Christmas Party '40, En-
tertainment Committee 'jg, Prom Committee 'jjp, Jun-
ior Plays 'j8, Senior-Mid Play 'jg, Senior Play '40.
45 Pleasant Street, Methuen, Massachusetts
Mt. Ida Junior
giggles . . . Nancy and Nancy Incorporated . .
the Babe Ruth of Abbot . . . blond curly hair . . .
hand-knit sweaters and socks . . .
Philomatheia 'jg, '40, Head of Baseball 'jg, Athletic
Council 'jg, Numerals '38, Hiking Leader '40, Griffin
Entertainment '40, "A" Society.
MARY MYNDERSE HOWARD
Kinderhook, New York
Wednesday meetings. . .hair. . .passion for huge
bedroom slippers . . . lost waistline . . . music the-
ory woes . . . platonic fraternity pin . . .
President Student Government '40, Q.E.D. '39, '40,
"A" Society '$g, Chevron '39, Varsity Hockey '59,
'40, President Senior-Mid Class ? 3g, Fidelio '39, '40,
Prom Decorating Committee '39, Senior-Mid Plays
'39, Costume Committee Senior Play '40, President
Junior Class '38, Nominating Committee '$g, '40,
Class Marshal 'jg, A.C.A. Advisory Board '37, '38,
Christmas Party '38, English II Plays '37, Honor
Bonus '37, '38, Proctor Bonus '37, '38, Gargoyle En-
tertainment ' '3g, Entertainment Committee '3g.
Charcoal Hill, Westport, Connecticut
painter of divine posters. . .S.A.E. pin. . .black
beret. . .emotional upsets on receiving letters
from the Norseman. . .enduring tan... divine
jewelry . . . the funny one . . .
L.B.A. '38, '3g, '40, Fidelio '3g, '40, Choir '40, Tear-
book Board '40, Prom Decorating Committee '3g,
French Play '40, Numerals '40, Vice President and
Treasurer L.B.A. '40, Art for Senior Play '40.
45 Seminole Avenue, Forest Hills, New York
bangs... roll call ... clothes from Fifth Avenue '40, Gargoyle Entertainment '39, Music Committee
. . . fencing fanatic . . . neatness . . . ' 'dinner dresses for Senior Play '40, Varsity Hockey '40, Numerals '40,
and no make-up' ' . . . Posture Marker '40.
Aeolian '39, '40, Fidelio '39, '40, President of Fidelio
Bismarck, North Dakota
a package a day . . . North Dakota accent . . .
tallest 1940. . .telephone calls from Bismarck. . .
mail-mail-mail. . .figure skating. . .plaid skirt.
JEAN WINNIFRED MOIR
Marcellus, New York
contagious smile. . .personality ... Madam Ab- la Syracuse ... physics fizzles .
bot. . .dark attractiveness and curly hair. . .viva Courant, Senior Play.
MARY DEAN NAFF
candid camera addict. . .southern street shag
step... "No, he's going to Panama" ... accent
from Arkansas . . . the one with the ragin' con-
tagin' . . .
Odeon '40, Secretary '40, Yearbook Board '40, Secre-
tary Senior Class '40, Treasurer Junior Class 'j8,
Junior Plays '38, Numerals '^g.
NADENE WARREN NICHOLS
38 High Street, Peterboro, New Hampshire
tops in fencing, skiing and basketball. . .contin- Committee '40, Numerals '40, Christmas Party 'jg,
ually looking like a page out of Vogue. . .history Fencing Team '40, Gargoyle Basketball Team '40,
worries. . .a laugh a minute. . . Varsity Basketball '40.
Q.E.D. '40, A.C.A. Advisory Board '40, Rec Room
SUSAN JANE PLACE
Cortland, New York
little big girl. . .perpetual good humor and grin Press Chairman.
. . .long dark lashes. . .pink hat and aqua coat. .
RUTH MILDRED POORE
370 Ames Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts
skill in skiing and skating. . .craze for cereal. . . and lawyer brothers. . .
conversations with Mr. Richardson. . .doctor Odeon' 40, Fidelio'^g,' 40, Numerals' 3g.
78 Glen Avenue, Newton Centre, Massachusetts
goldness of acquired bangs . . . letters from the
East. . .broken leg a la shag. . .knack for melo-
drama. . .French eyes. . .favorite head masseuse
. . .friend in need. . .the one and only Chuff. . .
President A.C. A. '40, A.D.S. ' 3g, '40, Fidelio '38, 'jg,
'40, Choir '39, '40, Student Government Council '3g,
'40, President Senior-Mid Class '$g, Vice President
Junior-Mid Class '38, A.D.S. Plays 'jg, '40, Senior
Play '40, Draper Dramatics '38, 'jg, Manager Senior-
Mid Plays '3g, Secretary A.C. A. 'yg, Numerals '$g,
Hiking Leader '40, A.C. A. Advisory Board '40.
Christmas Party '39, '40, Entertainment Committee
'38, '40, Senior-Mid Tea Dance Committee 'jg, Prom
Decorating Committee 'jg, Prom Usher '38, Gargoyle
ANNE RUSSELL RIVINIUS
346 Main Street, Winchester, Massachusetts
Yes, Q_E.D. tonight. . .famous blonde streak. . .
Dartmouth Carnival ... and how she loves her
"Dickey's". . . demon knitter .. .swing it, Riv!
Q.E.D. 'jg, '40, President Q.E.D. '40, Fidelio '^g,
'40, Chairman Entertainment Committee '40, Student
Government Council '_jp, Rec Room Committee '39, '40,
Senior-Mid Plays 'jg, Gargoyle Entertainment Com-
mittee 'jg, Prom Decorating Committee 'gg, Pres-
Chairman '40. Garden Party 'jg.
g-— * *»
University of Maine
known by "spots" .. .jumpin' jive jitterbug and Junior-Prep Plays '37, Senior-Mid Plays 'jg, Rec
shoulder shaker . . . punctuality plus . . . the panic Room Committee '3g, Numerals '38, Gargoyle Basket-
of the French plays . . . ball Team '55, '40, Christmas Party '37.
Courant '39, '40, Fidelio 'jp, '40, French Plays '40,
130 Broadway, Haverhill, Massachusetts
platinum brunette ... dyed to match. . .giggle
...exterior meekness, internal tornado. . .late
papers. . .little voice.
L.B.A. '39, '40, Fidelia '39, '40, Numerals "37,
Hiking Leader '40, Vice President Junior-Mid Class
'38, Nominating Committee '37, Junior Plays '37,
Prom Usher ' 38, Griffin Entertainment '36, '38, '40.
60 Bartlet Street, Andover, Massachusetts
blonde vivacity .. .personality plus athletic in-
clinations. . .often seen "Bucklin" down to a bit
of work in the Senior Parlor . . . Harvard en-
thusiast. . ."Well, you know what I mean!". . .
L.B.A. '38, '39, '40, Fidelio '37, '38, '5,9, '40, Head
of Day Scholars '39, Head of Tennis '40, Student
Government Council '37, '38, '39, Day Scholar Repre-
sentative '38, Athletic Council '40, Varsity Tennis '37,
'38, '39, Gargoyle Tennis Team '37, '38, '39, Gat-
Mt. Vernon Junior
goyle Song Leader '40, Secretary-Treasurer Gargoyles
'40, Gargoyle Entertainment Committee '37, '39, Day
Scholar Entertainment Committee '38, Senior Play '40,
Senior-Mid Play '39, Junior-Mid Play '38, Tea
Dance Committee '39, Prom Usher '38, "A" Society
'39, '40, Secretary-Treasurer "A" Society '40, Numer-
als '36, Chevrons '38, Treasurer Junior-Mid Class
'38, Secretary Junior Class '37, Visitors Day Com-
mittee '39, Hiking Leader '37.
91 Valley Road, Larchmont, New York
carrot top. . .animation. . .able vocal chords. . . Rec Room Committee '40, A.D.S. Plays '40, Senior-
all for a Union man. . . "Oh, Charlie is my dar- Mid Plays '39, Junior Plays '38, Griffin Song Leader
ling!" .. .dimples. . . '40, Entertainment Committee '40, Griffin Entertain
ment Committee '40, Secretary Junior Class '38, Num-
A.D.S. '40, Fidelio '38, '39, '40, Choir '40, Chairman erals 'jg.
101-05 Herrick Avenue, Forest Hills, New York
frequent visits to P.A. festivities. . ."Oh, Denny, Advisory Board 'jg, Numerals '3g, Christmas Party
OH!". . .sleepy-time gal... known by her top- 'jg, Griffin Entertainment '40, Griffin Basketball
knot. . .dimple in chin, devil within. . . Team '40.
Philomatheia '^g, '40, Fidelio '38, 'jp, '40, A.C.A.
MARY VILETTE SPAULDING
53 Elm Street, Worcester, Massachusetts
drama devotee . . . vacationing with an appen-
dectomy. . .lingering laugh. . .Abbot's dazzling
A.D.S. '39, '40, Treasurer A.D.S. 'jg, Varsity
Hockey 'jg, '40, A.D.S. Plays '39, Senior-Mid
Play '38, Senior Play '40, Draper Dramatics 'gg,
Entertainment Committee '$g.
ELLEN LOUISE SPEAR
45 Franklin Street, Rumford, Maine
Well 'es ley
short and sweet . . . red hair . . . wonderful blue Philomatheia 'jg, '40, President of Philomatheia '40,
eyes . . . the class physician ... an orchid from the Vice President of Student Government '40, Senior
man . . . spick-and-span room . . . close connec- Play '40.
tions with winter carnival in home town. . .
ELIZABETH BROOKER TRAVIS
285 Migeon Avenue, Torrington, Connecticut
versatility plus magic music . . . giggle . . . black
stationery . . . marvelous movies . . . Senior meet-
ings in the Parlor. . .willing Fidelio accompanist
— and Howe!
Aeolian '$g, '40, Fidelio '38, '$g, '40, Choir '39, : '40,
President Senior Class '40, President Junior Class
'38, Student Government Council '40, Executive
Board '40, Chairman Abbot Bazaar 'jg, Honor
Bonus '38, Christmas Party 'jg, Senior Picnic Com-
mittee ' '40, Tea Dance Committee 'j8, Gargoyle En-
tertainment 'jg, Numerals y jg, Class Song Leader '38,
School Song Leader 'jg, '40, Secretary-Treasurer
Aeolian '40, English II Plays '38, Senior-Mid Plays
'jg, Draper Dramatics 'jg, Senior Play '40, Numerals
'jg, Yearbook Board '40.
ANDREA SWIFT WARBURG
34 East 70th Street, New York, N. Y.
Sun Valley and favored cowboy. . .books of the
month ... sponsor of the gossip column... in-
fernal triangle. . .plaid reversible. . .
Courant '$g, '40, Editor Courant '40, French
Plays '40, Senior Play '40, Gargoyle Tennis Team 'jg,
'40, Entertainment Committee '40, Gargoyle Enter-
tainment ' ' 3g.
169 Chestnut Street, North Andover, Massachusetts
our tall smoothie day scholar. . .dancer divine. .
Princeton correspondence and yen for Harvard
. . .usually seen "Rip"ping around in green
convertible . . .
L.B.A. 'gg, '40, Yearbook Board '40, Junior-Mid
Plays '38, Senior-Mid Plays 'jg, Senior Play '40,
Day Scholar Entertainment '37, Gargoyle Entertain-
ment Committee 'jg, Visitors' Day Committee '39,
Numerals ' 3g.
JOAN HATHAWAY WEBSTER
39 Park Avenue, Wakefield, Massachusetts
skipper of the Yearbook . . . flowing tresses . . .
arm pumper. . .grippit plugs for ears. . .scarcity
of nose. . .the adorable Duchess. . .
Q.E.D. 'jg, '40, Fidelio '40, Editor-in-Chief Tear-
book '40, "A" Society '39, '40, President "A" Society
'40, Treasurer A.C.A. '40, A.C.A. Advisory Board
'40, Treasurer Junior Class '37, President Junior-Mid
Class '38, Junior Plays '37, Senior-Mid Plays 'gg,
Draper Dramatics 'jg, Senior Play '40, Numerals '37,
Head of Deck Tennis '3g, '40, Student Government
Council '3g, Gargoyle Entertainment Committee '3g,
Prom Decorating Committee '3g, Christmas Party '40,
Prom Usher '38, Visitors' Day Committee '38, '3g,
Entertainment Committee '3g, Honor Roll '38, Rec
Room Committee '3g, Hiking Leader '40.
96 East Fourth Street, Corning, New York
passion for Glen Miller. . .laughter. . .attractive Aeolian '40, Fidelio '40, Gargoyle Entertainment '39,
room. . .Exeter enthusiast ... brother in Boston Prom Committee '40.
. . . wit or half-wit . . .
364 East Main Street, Bay Shore, L. I., N. Y.
giggles and giggles . . . English class cat naps . . . '^g, French Play '40, Senior Play '40, Griffin Enter-
gift for gab. . .demon knitter. . .coy chapeaux tainment '40, President of Choir '40, Varsity Hockey
. . .Friday night steady . . . '39, '40.
Aeolian '40, Fidelio '40, Choir '40, Senior-Mid Play
RACHEL MERILYN WHITNEY
41 Pine Street, Danvers, Massachusetts
smooth convertible ... sense of humor. . .never about!"...
a worry. . .drawing fiend. . .color combinations
. . ."Oh, I don't even know what she's talking L.B.A. '39, '40, Gargoyle Entertainment '$g.
8 School Street, Bradford, Pennsylvania
contagious laugh. . .class of forty's blues singer
. . .bass voice. . .corruption in Fidelio. . ."Don't
move a thing". . .cokes and Abbot Specials. . .
Sister Goon. . .
L.B.A. '40, Fidelio '40, Senior Play '40, Varsity
Basketball 'jg, Griffin Basketball Team '40.
WINIFRED FRANCES WIGLESWORTH
405 East Bridge Street, Cynthiana, Kentucky
Kentucky drawl . . . cider hair rinses . . . class emotion . . .
bacteriologist ... a touch lackadaisical . . . natural
jokes ... impressive English theme. . .perpetual Philomatheia '39, '40, Numerals 'jg.
18 Newton Street, Brockton, Massachusetts
"Did you get a letter?". . .lively and full of pep
. . . wonderful figure and clothes . . . passion for
reading magazines. . .boot, saddle, to horse and
away . . .
Q.E.D. '40, Fidelio 'jg, "40, Head of Riding '40,
Varsity Riding '38, Numerals '35, Athletic Council
'40, A.C.A. Advisory Board '39, Secretary A.C.A.
'40, Treasurer Senior-Mid Class 'jg, Christmas
Party '39, '40, Senior Play '40.
JANE ANN WILSON
1 1 Rangley Road, Winchester, Massachusetts
"A dozen best juice oranges, please". . .cast on A. A. A. Treasurer '40, Entertainment Committee '39,
46, purl 10, etc ... wonderful clothes ... every- Prom Usher '38, Griffin Entertainment '39, Numerals
thing "Hospital clean". . .laughter like mad. . . '39.
L.B.A, '$g, '40, President Junior-Mid Class '38,
NANCY DALE WILSON
14 Lafayette Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey
The Wheelock School
a "gee maise" here and a "gee maise" there. .. L.B.A. '39, '40, Fidelio '39, '40, Numerals '39,
Rutgers or Exeter? . . . love of advice . . . day Prom Usher '37, Secretary Junior-Mid Class '37,
scholars . . . Aunt Nancy . . . Griffin Entertainment '40.
426 West Elm Street, Brockton, Massachusetts
gracious Griffin. . .Mrs. Gray's pride and joy. . .
Boston Herald. . .hair and eyes ... imitations .. .
sense of humor . . . footlights forever . . .
A.D.S. '39, Fidelio '40, President A.D.S. '40, Cap-
tain of Griffins '40, Yearbook Board '40, Varsity
Golf '$g, Varsity Hockey '40, Athletic Council '40,
Hiking Leader '40, Numerals '40, Senior-Mid Play
'39, A.D.S. Plays '40, Draper Dramatics 'jg, Senior
Play '40, Griffin Entertainment Committee '40, Visitors
Day Committee 'jg, Griffin Basketball Team '40,
Varsity Basketball '40.
The Song of the Class of '40
With hearts and with voices ringing
Along with cheers and laughter gay
The Class of '40 hails you
'Til its everlasting day;
Remembering the happy hours
In the long years that have passed,
We'll cheer for the Class of '40
To the very, very last.
As days give way to months
And months to years,
This chestnut tree will grow
And hold no fear
Of losing life, or threat, or food,
Her happy, peaceful life,
In Abbot's fold
While we must face another world
And risks untold;
The days of work and play
Which now are past
There was no time to value,
They sped so fasti
But memories of cherished days,
Like trees, will last.
Such golden memories, vibrant, deep,
Of treasured days,
The ties of friendship made along
Our carefree ways
Acquiring strength to stand the blows
Life seems to bring:
All this we have forever bound
In thee, our ring.
Such precious things! the victory o'er
A burdening fear
The bits of wisdom gleaned to make
Life's pathways clear,
The true ideals to which we'll strive
And bravely cling:
All this we have forever bound
In thee, our ring.
Some glistening tears are jewelled there
Among them all,
So sadly shed o'er childhood cares
Now trifling, small,
Yet each another seed is, sown
All this we have forever bound
In thee, our ring.
THE SONG OF THE CLASS OF '41
Classmates stand together
Class of '41
Fair or stormy weather
Our Abbot life has been a lot of fun
Loyal to her standards
Till our job is done
Back Row: Harvey, Waterhouse, Mills, E. Fowler, Jones
Front Row: Long, Hartwell, McCreery In the future we'll be singing
Betsy Fowler and Emily Mills were the And her P raises wiU be rin g in g
Senior-Mid presidents; Sue Long and Jo Class of '4.1 '
Hartwell the vice presidents; Addie Water-
house and Jessie McCreery the secretaries;
Dorothy Harvey and Dorie Jones the
Back Row: C. Hill, Woodman, Mary Martin, Tyer, Rabling, Campbell, Purcell, Nelson, Colder, Waterhouse, Waugh,Hosford
Front Row: List, Whiltier, Knox, Biart, Means, Sommer, Kelley, Towne, Boynton, Hartwell, Jones, Long, E. Fowler
You who are about to succeed us, we
salute you! All year long you've bought
our secondhand books and have made us
realize that we soon will be "old stuff."
Soon all our front rooms, parlor, Intervale,
lights, and college confusion will be yours.
Gleeful shouts of the Senior Mids re-echo
in the corridors, and Sherman and Home-
stead tremble beneath your din. Complica-
tions set in when Chaucer and long
Thanksgiving and Christmas verses came
upon the scene. You gave plays so impres-
sive that we got a slight crimp in our ego,
realizing that all would be far from lost
with the exodus of the Class of '40. En-
viously you watched us go off to Intervale,
lent us extra ski pants, and had your first
experience at pie-cutting and being the
"oldies." You received our madly en-
thusiastic postcards and thought with ec-
stasy of the Intervale to come.
Midyears over and the byword seemed
to be "I'll never get to be a Senior."
Streams of hopefuls invaded Miss Sweeney's
office to talk college. Some former pea-
green preps became peagreen Senior Mids
when your class sweaters were first worn.
Oh! such has been your pride in at last
possessing these distinguished garments
that we fear said garments will be worn to
tatters come the year '41 ! You must have
felt sort of bouncy inside when at long last
you marched into Davis Hall for the
Senior Play and sported a jubilant new
song along with your new sweaters. Prom
came along with the forsythia, and many
was the snappy Senior Mid who "swang"
happily far into the night.
Your picnic, amid hamburgers and
hilarity, is now behind you; with impres-
sive ceremony you have received the Sen-
ior Parlor as your own. Final exams and
college boards will soon be things of the
past. Ivy planting and the Parting Hymn
found you deep in reverie. May your Sen-
ior year be as joyous as ours has been, and
may it come to a safe and successful con-
Back Row: McClellan, McCreery, Harvey, Scammon, Shields, Poynter, Grieco, Little, Eccles, Gerrish, Packard
Front Row: Mills, Fiske, Rafton, Bondy, Moody, Stott, Harris, Philbin, D. White, E. White, Margery Martin, Maytag
Back Row: fitting, M. Dean, Finneran, Rathbone
Front Row: Davey, Beach, Stuart, Tuttle
You find yourselves in the "neither hay
nor grass" state, don't you? Neither babes
nor hags, you seem to be in a divine realm
of ''in-between" with lots of fun and little
to worry about. Your tea dance went off
amid hair-bows and heartbeats, and
everyone seemed "happy about the whole
thing." You study American literature
and puzzle over parallelograms. And
between your social and your academic
obligations you have time throughout the
year for contemplations of whom to take
to Prom next year and of how becoming
yellow sweaters are apt to be. Five years
you plan to spend in learning to be either
delightfully domestic or leisurely learned.
Soon — all too soon — you will have College
Boards and decisions about "the next
step" on your hands, so be happy and
carefree while you may!
Who's Who among the Junior Mids:
Presidents— Jane Davey and Harriet
Beach; Vice Presidents — Margaret Stuart
and Ann Zeitung; Secretaries — Mary Ellen
Finneran and Marjorie Dean; Treasurers —
Lucia Tuttle and Ruth Rathbone.
Back Row: ^eitung, Craig, England, M. Dean, Bolton, Beach, Davey, Lacey, Finneran, Stuart, Tuttle
Front Row: B. Hill, Gorsuch, Smithers, Winslow, B. Wilson, Gourley, Rathbone, Jamieson
Hail to our "little sisters!" We don't know
you so well, but we know where to find
you! We like your new Abbey House and
think you are mighty lucky, but we don't
like having absolutely no authority there
ourselves! You certainly did a smooth job
decorating your rooms, though of course
Venetian blinds set off drapes better than
our ancient shades, but we can't help ad-
miring your glamor-girl suites . . . And we
have to hand it to you for the way you
have polished up your dancing since
Christmas. We were sick with despair
when you first visited the Rec Room and
could only glide to three-quarter time.
By now our best jitterbug gives the ad-
dress of Abbey House!
You are to go down in history as the
famed first inhabitants of Abbey. If only
we had been born a few years later!
Leaders of the Juniors and Preps are:
Joan Wyatt and Betsy Lytle, Presidents;
Marilyn Menschik and Sue Bates, Vice-
Presidents; Natty Curran and Betty Hardy,
Secretaries; and Louise Clark and Diantha
Back Row: Clark, Hardy, Bates, D. Hamilton
Front Row: Menschik, Wyatt, Lytle
Back Row: Wieting, R. Wind, E. Cole, Johnson, Hardy, Bates, Menschik, Wyatt, Lytle, D. Hamilton, Todd, Barss, Caldarone,
Snider, Nutton, Eaton
Middle Row: Duncan, Barlow, D. Dean, P. White, Goodall, Lehmann, Ware, E. Brooks, Beckman
Front Row: Clark, McFarlin, Curran, E. Williams, Strater
Tidings of found fountain
pens and lost posture marks
. . .chalk dust flying. . .
concentrated study of bul-
letin board essential . . .
hectic meetings. . ."Are we
going -to have a party?" . . .
Stu G hashing... A.C. A.
tonight. . .A. A. A. pulling
tendons . . . chapel rehear-
sals . . . despairing faculty
advisers . . . new member-
ship discussions. . ."How
can I be in both places at
Along with fish and callers, Friday night
brings society meetings in great abundance.
Seven-fifteen finds us in various rooms re-
laxing on bed, floor or chair, pursuing our
favorite extracurricular activity. The new
method of having each upperclassman
sign up for the society the program of
which interests her most prevents the
sorry situations which arose when a future
Bernhardt was forced to dabble about
with test tubes and Bunsen burners. Hav-
ing expressed our preference we cling to
the heirloom benches with death-like grip
and hearts pounding when Miss Hearsey
announces the new Society members — all
in the hope that we will hear our name
called for membership in our favorite
group. Many meetings are spent in pre-
paration for society chapels, and on those
great days we throw together bed and
room and sally forth at eight-five to be
entertainingly instructed in science or one
of the arts.
Our figures, we fear, are sadly affected
by the amount of food we consume at
meetings. Many is the coke carton and
chocolate cake that has been made away
with, resulting in poundage and pleasure...
Calling hour often comes in conflict with
our meetings when one of our number is
summoned to trip fantastically, if not
lightly, below. However, despite inter-
ruptions and distractions societies are
hard-working groups that get a great
During the week the bulletin board also
announces meetings of other organizations:
iA.G.A. presenting an impressive chapel,
A. A. A. making plans for a field day, or
Stu G discussing proctors or the unfortu-
nate behavior of Sally Snooks. In the begin-
ning of the year desperate treasurers tear
around begging blue checks in order that
the organizations and societies may be
sufficiently affluent to carry on their pro-
jects. General confusion arises when one
must report to three meetings all at i :50.
Besides the societies and the major organ-
izations, there are Fidelio and Choir sing-
ing lustily, the Yearbook Board worrying
constantly, and the "A" Society dashing
off for a frolic, giving us a hectic but
colorful school year.
We may seem like a group of so-called,
queers, "stuges" etc. ., but we are not
different from the rest, really. We help with
the general order and smooth-running of
the school, receive petitions, and make
suggestions which we believe will strength-
en weaknesses. We elect the corridor and
chapel proctors, take care of elections
throughout the year, and are represented
on the Rating Committee.
The Executive Board includes the four
Student Government officers, the presi-
dent of the Senior Class and the presidents
of A.A.A. and A.C.A. The Student Coun-
cil, a larger body, is made up of the Execu-
tive Board, the vice president of the Senior
Class, A.A.A. , A.C.A. and the presidents
of the four lower classes.
Almost every Wednesday the familiar
notice of "Stu G Council Meeting 4:15"
is seen, and these are all very important
occasions when we check up on ourselves
and make nominations. The Rec Room
Committee (membership on which takes
real courage for ours is the task of turning
Garry, Balcke, Howard, Spear
off the Vic at the proper moment) and the
Study Hall proctors are all a part of our
The 1939-40 officers were: Mary How-
ard, President; Ellen Spear, Vice President;
Eleanor Balcke, Secretary; Dorothy Garry,
Head of Day Students.
Back Row: Cowles, Hall, Wyatt
Middle Row: Garry, Spear, Balcke, Proctor, Howard. Beach, Lytle, Davey
Front Row: S. Hamilton, Travis, Mills, E. Fowler, Chase
Back Row: Schwiebert, Webster, Kelley, P. Williams, Nichols, Nelson, Bolten, Balcke
Middle Row: E. White, Elliot, Proctor, S. Hamilton, Chandler, Ellis
Front Row: Means, Boynton, D. Hamilton
It is hard to put into words what A.C.A.
really is. It is something we feel is there,
not only on Sunday evenings or at vesper^
services, but all the time. When we think
of our past year definite pictures flash
through our minds: ploughing through
snowy roads to Lawrence to the Red and
Gold Gift Shop, getting a bewildered
salesgirl to follow us as we bought the
store out for the Andover children's Christ-
mas party, Room 64 piled high with pack-
ages bearing such labels as "Frank Far-
rette, Age 5, Mittens," and then seeing
Frank's glowing face when later at the
party he received them; the dignified ad-
visory board tearing around a la horse
with wild children wahooing on their
backs; Christmas tableaux, soft colored
lights shining on the wise men, the babe in
the manger, and the mother Mary; the
purchasing and dressing of Senior dolls
and their trip to Hindman to brighten
many a heart on Christmas (we hope the
uneven hems weren't noticed!); apprecia-
P. Williams, S. Hamilton, Proctor, Webster
tive letter from our Abbot friend at
Hindman; teas with Miss Tuttle in Home-
stead with the munching of caramels and
much discussion of budget balancing;
Golden Rule suppers by candlelight.
Jacquy Proctor, President; Shirley Ham-
ilton, Vice President; Joan Webster, Trea-
surer; Priscilla Williams, Secretary.
Back Row: Knox, Bolten, Cross, Webster, Campbell, Ellis, Winslow, G. Wind, S. Cole
Middle Row: Rabling, P. Williams, Colley, Davey, Sawyer, Nelson, Wick, S. Hamilton
Front Row: Eccles, Hall, J. Wilson, Chase
A. A. A. Council is made up of heads of
major and minor sports, club captains, and
the Director of Physical Education and
her Assistant; namely, Miss Carpenter and
Miss Rhodes. Margi Hall is the President,
Mollie Chase the Vice President, Jane
Wilson Treasurer, and Nancy Eccles Sec-
retary. Other members of Council are:
Julie Nelson, hockey; Marcia Colley,
basketball; Doris Sawyer, tennis; Priscilla
Williams, riding; Marge Wick, baseball;
Peggy Rabling, golf; Shirley Hamilton,
snow; Gisela Bolten, ice; Jane Davey, the
dance; and heads of minor sports — hiking,
Connie Cross; badminton, Beverley Win-
slow; croquet, Eleanor Knox; ping pong,
Betty Ellis; archery, Phyllis Campbell;
deck tennis, Joan Webster; and Sally Cole
and Gitty Wind, of course.
At our meetings, usually held during
"Tiffin," we organize our sports seasons.
Sometimes the weather man forgets to
watch our schedule — witness our third
blizzard on April 22! And quite the other
J. Wilson, Eccles, Hall, Chase
way, our long-anticipated ice carnival
simply never came off for lack of ice!
However, Fall Field Day leaves rich
memories, likewise the Snow Carnival,
each of which came off under perfect aus-
pices in its proper season. Luncheon rides,
nose-bag walks, skating parties or snow
sculpture helped to round out a great out-
door sports year.
A girl is eligible for membership in Abbot's
athletic society when she has won 250 ath-
letic points and received a High Beta
rating twice, once in the period just pre-
ceding elections. She is then privileged to
wear the lovely big Abbot-blue "A". It
is possible but difficult to win the "A" in
two years; Connie Cross and Phyll Crock-
er did it. Most points are won in the fall
season, the longest of the three, when a
varsity team counts 40, sub-varsity 35,
and a club team 30 points. In the shorter
seasons points are won in proportion.
On our annual picnic Cole's station
wagon has come in for heavy duty to near-
by beaches where fast and furious baseball
is played between the "Ga's" and the
"Gr's," with Miss Hearsey and Miss
Carpenter taking part. 'Tis strange, but
invariably true that on such picnics some-
one falls accidentally into the ocean and
has to be rescued by all the rest! The
"A" Society offers countless joys.
Joan Webster, President. Doris Sawyer,
Back Row: Chase, S. Cole
Middle Row: Cross, B. Fowler, Bolten, Knox, Sawyer,
Hall, Crocker, Harrison
Front Row: Howard, Eccles, Webster
We were all terribly excited when we were
elected to the Yearbook Board this fall.
Hectic meetings with photographer, en-
graver and printer began almost at once,
and a dummy was figured out for us per-
fect dummies. Arguments about the cover,
light red or burgundy — more "ads"-
Marie asking Bobbie "Have you tried the
Inn?" — Mary Dean whipping around get-
ting everyone in the strangest poses—
"We'll have to cut four pages out of that
too"— Taxi lending her artistic self-
Weaver writing en route to and from
school — Pat and Gitty tearing their hair-
late meetings in Room 62 — Fowler writ-
ing like mad — Duchess with her inde-
scribable flair — one more week and we go
to press — time out for Miss Rath's crackers
and cheese — Libby being much more
than "ex officio" — all this and more!
Editor-in-chief, Joan Webster; Business
Manager, Marie Bertram; Assistant Business
Manager, Barbara Brown; Art Editor, Jane
Littauer ; Literary Editors, Barb Fowler, Gitty
Wind, Pat Elliot, Bettie Weaver; Photog-
raphy, Mary Dean Naff and Libby Travis.
Back Row: Brown, Naff, Travis, G. Wind
Front Row: Littauer, B. Fowler, Webster, Bertram,
Back Row: Howard, Littauer, Carlson, Shields, Chase, Long, Rabling, D. White, Nelson, E. Fowler, Whitlock, Meyer,
Travis, Fiske, S. Hamilton, Poore, Chandler, McClellan, Proctor, G. Wind, Balcke
Middle Row: Bittner, Wick, Jones, B. Fowler, Robinson. Harris, Waterhouse, Campbell, McCreery, Little, Eccles, Webster,
P. Williams, Schwiebert, Cowles, Bolten
Front Row: S. Cole, Cross, Harvey, B. Brooks, Crocker, Hall, Stott, Russ, Martin, Rivinius, N. Wilson, Wheeler
Rehearsals on Mondays and Fridays; re-
hearsals which might have become dull,
but which became enjoyable under the
directorship of Mr. Howe — his jokes, his
endless remarks about our terrific enunci-
ation, his depressed face, or his uncon-
trolled laughter at our ideas of true pitch.
We can still hear the "ohs" and "ahs"
when a favorite piece was handed out to be
practiced. And these moments have their
good reward for ours, of course, are the
joint concerts. There was one with the
Andover boys who came down the hill to
Abbot; and then we went to Exeter, sing-
ing all the way to New Hampshire as we
rolled cross country by bus.
Spring music at last! Rehearsals for
rally night and graduation come to the
fore. Here the Seniors must bid adieu to
Fidelio and step aside that "New Fidelio"
may come into its own. It has been such
nifty fun; every bit worthwhile.
President of Fidelio, Margaret Meyer;
Accompanist, Libby Travis.
Back Row: Littauer, Harvey, Nelson, B. Brooks, Crocker
Middle Row: Bolten, Stott, Proctor, Martin, Whitlock
Front Row: Todd, Schoepfiin, Lytle, Travis, Hall
One of Abbot's rarest opportunities is
membership in the Choir under Miss
Friskin's able direction.
Abbot Dramatic Society
A.D.S. meeting on Friday night is an
eagerly anticipated and popular event
for us to look forward to. This year some-
thing which we had wanted for a long time
came our way — a new studio on the fourth
floor of Draper! It is a big, clear room with
an atmosphere particularly "stagey." At
our meetings we read plays to each other
and then discuss them, always with Mrs.
Gray's limitless technique and depth of
understanding to help us in our enjoy-
ment and comprehension.
December ninth was one of our most
important dates for on that night we put
on our first plays of the year. There were
many hectic rehearsals and finally the
most hectic of all, with Sally and Dottie
dashing out to get hamburgers for the
crowd before the rehearsal had even
started. Jacquy had to give up her part
because of her broken ankle, but she made
herself absolutely indispensable, as always.
Dear Mrs. Gray! We marvel that she sur-
vives all rehearsals with giggly, tardy girls,
and still has so much enthusiasm and gay-
ety on the big night.
We wouldn't be the same without Gitty,
our energetic president. Mary Spaulding,
our treasurer, had to miss part of the
year, but she came into her own soon after
her return. What a riot when we get to-
gether with Addie's sense of humor, Julie's
dancing feet, Shef's catching laugh, Sue's
repartee, and oh so much more talent!
In April we were happy to welcome three
new members: Peggy, Jo and Ruthie.
Our chapel program which was pre-
sented in May was a play called "The
Long Christmas Dinner."
We give you -A.D.S. of io,39-'4o:
Gertrude Wind, Mary Spaulding, Jac-
queline Proctor, Sally Cole, Dorothy
Garry, Sue Long, Adeline Waterhouse,
Anne Schoepflin, Julie Nelson, Josephine
Hartwell, Peggy Rabling and Ruth Rath-
Back Row: Proctor, G. Wind, Waterhouse, Garry, Spaulding
Front Row: Schoepflin, S. Cole, Long, Rabling, Rathbone, Nelson, Hartwell
Aeolian is a society for music-lovers.
Though we are not required to be accom-
plished performers, we say half proudly,
half shyly, that we do our share! A great
deal may be contributed to Aeolian by an
enthusiastic interest in music. Our group
activities spur us on to furthering in vari-
ous ways our musical knowledge. Early
this fall we looked into various books on
the history of musical glasses. Then re-
hearsals and more rehearsals for our special
chapel where we played our own glasses.
We were divided into two different groups,
each group playing its particular program.
Our repertoire consisted of several rounds;
namely, "Three Blind Mice," "Frere
Jaques," "Come Follow Me," "Hark, the
Bonny Christ Church Bells," "The Wise
Men Were But Seven" and "Come, Come
Away"; also a trio by Beethoven arranged
especially for musical glasses.
What riotous meetings! What a struggle
to get the glasses tuned properly! A glass
would be upset and then, "Oh Miggie, I'm
sorry, it's all over your dress!" Then
someone else would miss a note and every-
one would get mixed up. A little too much
water here — not enough there.
After our chapel we devoted ourselves
to studying and singing songs from our
favorite of favorites — the Gilbert and
Sullivan Operas. Grouped around the
piano in the music room we sang lustily
with Miss Friskin directing us. Miss Fris-
kin's sense of humor, her efficiency, her
guidance, and her incomparable playing,
are ever an inspiration to us all. We are
grateful to her for her informal concerts
in the McKeen Room where she so gra-
ciously plays "Reflections in the Water"
and so many other favorites.
Our members are: Dorie Jones, Presi-
dent; Elaine Dalrymple, Nancy Eccles,
Dorothy Harvey, Harriet Means, Miggie
Meyer, Helen Stott, Libby Travis, Marcia
Wheeler and Danna Whitlock.
Aleans, Dalrymple, Travis, Stott, Harvey, Eccles, Wheeler, Whitlock, Meyer, Jones
Back Row: Warburg, Cowles, Gerrish, B. Fowler
Front Row: Philbin, Elliot, Moir, Balcke, Robinson, B. Brooks
Considering its age and dignity, the
Courant and its members have been be-
having rather oddly this year. Because of
the diphtheria quarantine the page-proof
of the magazine had to be baked before
being sent to the printer! Wisecracked
Miss Sweeney (without whom we would be
utterly lost), "The Courant has been roast-
ed, but never before has it been baked!"
Queer things went on while we were
planning the chapel program. One morn-
ing was spent in trying to find an appro-
priate place for the Abbot Spirit. Ye
Editor, Miss Sweeney, the Abbot Spirit,
and Mr. Robb had a fine time shouting to
each other from various spots in, outside
of, and even above the chapel, trying to
find a place that was good acoustically
without being obvious. The final choice —
under the desk — was fine from the point
of view of the audience, but the society
members, knowing throughout the entire
return of Madame Abbot just where the
"Spirit" was lurking, had the same dif-
ficulty in keeping their eyes averted as
one who has just had a tooth pulled ex-
periences in trying to keep his tongue out
of the cavity. We will not soon forget Bev
Brooks in the 1924 costume. None of us
dared even venture a glance in her direc-
tion for fear of setting off the entire group
in a fit of giggles. We wonder if we will
look as queer to the girls of 1964!
Members of the Board attempt to write
articles for the magazine, and it is their
job also to search out literary talent among
the other students. Twice a year they
publish The Abbot Courant, and this year
they have not only produced the material,
but read proof and set up the copy as well.
The i939-'40 staff has been: Andrea War-
burg, Ye Editor; Eleanor Balcke, Ye Busi-
ness Editor; and Jeanne Cowles, Patricia
Elliot, Jean Moir, Christine Robinson,
Barbara Fower, Beverly Brooks, Jane Phil-
bin and Nancy Gerrish, Ye Literary Editors.
Back Row: Chadwick, Littauer, Sawyer, Hall
Front Row: J. Wilson, Weaver, Waugh, Wick, N. Wilson, Russ, Whitney
Les Beaux Arts
At the beginning of the year there was no
indecision about what we wanted to
study, for last year we delved somewhat
into Egyptian art and from that vantage
point, Greece seemed the next logical
step. But between our business meetings
and our filling feasts, we had very little
time left for the field of Greek art, and we
decided to concentrate on Greek myths
as depicted on the ancient vases. Miss Gay
read or told us stories and their applica-
tions to astronomy and poetry, as well as
their use in art. There never was a person
with a more vivid and inexhaustible supply
of stories (all true and never the same one
twice) ! Often she stopped in the middle of
a fascinating narrative and said it would
be continued next week. Realization
dawned, and we groaned and pled, but
all in vain. Another week we had to wait.
For our chapel program we chose the
familiar myth of Perseus. In this one it was
luckily more possible to make silhouettes
look like those on Greek vases. We labored
and laughed while we were making the
funny pasteboard dragons that looked so
surprisingly like the models when they were
finished. We giggled unavoidably at the
tremendous twists of the bodies —come
Egyptian art! — perhaps you remember!
However, it does have beautiful rhythm.
Memories of our parties will linger long,
even though they were usually on a Thurs-
day night when time was limited. The
spread on Margi's floor was quite the op-
posite. We ate, and ate, and every now
and then the words "tone," "color,"
"Grecian" etc. were heard, but we went
on eating furiously in the hope that the
"lights out" bell wouldn't ring for another
Members of L.B.A. are: Margi Hafl,
President; Jane Littauer, Priscilla Russ,
Doris Sawyer, Bettie Weaver, Jane Wilson,
Nancy Wilson, Rachel Whitney, Margery
Wick, Sue Chadwick, Joan Waugh.
Once upon a time quite a good many years
asro somebody who loved literature very
much decided to start a society at Abbot
for people with such a yearning. This soci-
ety was promptly called Odeon. We are all
very grateful for this somebody who did
this favor because now even though we go
rushing around madly ( Donald Duck
fashion) we have a regularly organized
time, on alternate Friday nights, which we
have set aside for reading and discussing
all phases of literature.
We have done many different things
this year. One evening we had an "In-
formation Please" contest. Mollie was the
spokesman. One question we thought was
particularly good was "What bird in
American poetry said two words and what
were the two words?" Answer: "The
Raven" and "Never More!" Interesting book
reviews were read on a few occasions. Most
of our time we spent on bringing in our
favorite poems, gathered from the litera-
ture of many lands. This research helped
us with our chapel program in which
travel was the dominant theme. In poetr\
we found set forth the beauty of different
countries. Europe nowadays is out of the
question for leisurely sight-seeing trips,
and therefore we stressed in the end how
much beauty we have in our own country
which should surely not be overlooked.
Our parties this year started off with a
bansr. We were terriblv afraid that Miss
Wilkinson, our new faculty adviser-
competent and stimulating — thought we
had lost all perspective when we greeted
her with a boisterous feast. Our new mem-
bers too must have had somewhat the
same idea — a rash opinion, we assure you,
for that is definitely not our first thought!
Odeon membership is as follows: Mollie
Chase, President; Carolyn Bittner, Joan
Carlson, Mary Dean Naff, Ruth Poore,
Mimi Calder, Margaret Little, Tink
Downev, Nancv Whittier and Susan
Back Row: Little. Downey. Bittner. Carlson. Calder. Woodman
Front Row: Whittier. .Xaff. Poore. Chase
This rather peculiar name means science
to us, and we hope it does to you. We usual-
ly meet on alternate Friday nights when
time leaves us completely as we shut our-
selves up in a scientific world. Gazing at
the stars from the observatory, seeing
slides of rocks and their strange and beau-
tiful formation, learning to use a moving-
picture camera and projector — all this
and much more have we enjoyed as part
of our program this year. In the beginning
we were all thumbs. We fumbled and
mumbled weirdly as we tried to thread a
projector. Eventually we became expert
enough or nonchalant enough to show
some pictures to the school.
Then rushed rehearsals for our chapel
and on The Day, with knees still knocking
and voices still strained, we presented our
scientific "Information Please," with the
Gargoyles and the Griffins competing.
Betty Hosford asked questions on one side
and Eleanor Knox on the other. Phyll
Crocker, Connie Cross, Phyllis Campbell,
Nancy Harrison and Betty Ellis did the
experiments demonstrating the correct
answers, while Dottie Schwiebert, Winnie
Wiglesworth, Marietta Meyer and Ellen
Spear were the mighty judges. Bobbie
Brown is also a member of the society,
but she could not be with us that day. We
learned many things from this program,
one being that most unfortunately one
needn't necessarily play with fire to get
burned, for dry ice will do the trick just
as well. We had another surprise when we
found that Galileo lived in the 17th and
not the 20th century! I guess we were
thinking of Gary Cooper.
We feel very fortunate to have Miss
Tucker as our capable guide on our vari-
ous journeys into scientific realms. But it
would be much easier to say what Philo-
matheia would be without Miss Tucker.
Surely with Abbot's fine equipment and
Miss Tucker we have science at its best!
Back Row: Crocker, Spear, Wiglesworth, Marietta Meyer, Hosford, Brown, Ellis, Knox
Front Row: Cross, Schwiebert, Campbell, Harrison
Back Row: Rivinius, S. Hamilton, Rafton, Nichols, Howard
Front Row: Webster, Bertram, P. Williams, Bolten, Colley
Q. E. D.
Q..E.D., alias Quod Erat Demonstrandum,
gives at least two big debates during the
year; one for the school and one for our
own enjoyment. Because this year has been
an exceptionally important one interna-
tionally speaking, we felt that it would be
interesting to keep up with current events.
The war in Europe has given us much to
think and talk about, and so our chapel
program Was an informal debate of ques-
tions which the war has raised. We divided
ourselves into two groups, one representing
a German secondary school just after the
world war, the other a French school dur-
ing the same period. Each school room had
a teacher— Marie and Riv respectively—
who brought out the rather biased view-
points of both countries and demonstrated
the difficulty, in times of stress, of getting
at the pure truth of any situation.
No one can make us feel more stupid
(absolutely unintentionally) than Miss
Smith on current and past world affairs;
and no one can propound it all more clear-
ly. Q.E.D. sponsors the nightly "news,"
and we want to thank Miss Smith now for
all the time she has spent on it, what with
the "news conferences" and such.
In case you are wondering who our
president is, she is the one who gets up in
the middle of dinner every night to confer
with Miss Hearsey, and a little later we
find out who the evening's reporter is to
be. She is Anne Rivinius, and our other
members this year were Marie Bertram,
Gisela Bolten, Shirley Hamilton, Mary
Howard, Nadene Nichols, Eleanor Rafton,
Joan Webster, Marcia Colley and Priscilla
We made many plans for an historical
trip into Boston this year, but time was lack-
ing and sadly we turned our thoughts to
other program possibilities. With Gisela
bringing the most divine kinds of cakes,
cider, ice cream with fudge sauce, and
what not, our parties have been beyond
description. Nothing could describe our
feelings for this angle of Q.E.D.
Cokes and conversation . . Gargoyles and Griffins . .
downtown and dancing . . bridge and Baronial . .
plays and picnics . . skiing and skating . . walks for
points and pleasure . . relaxation and reverie . . of
such is the
ATHLETICS • DRAMATICS
Colie and burlap Lister . . .
Gitty and sawdust Gus . . .
. . . pep talks and song re-
hearsals. .. "On the Line,
on the Line" ... "Pepper
Pot' ' . . . tug of war . . . Colie
at the net... the intrepid
skier. . .boundless enthu-
siasm . . . Gitty the golfer
and basketball star . . . back-
bone of the beach show
success . . . who's on the
In the dark ages about twenty years ago,
Abbot athletics of dual personality was
divided into Iroquois and Chippewas, but
Gargoyles and Griffins roll far better off
the tongue and have great possibilities in
green and orange felt.
Along with autumn leaves and aliens
came ecstatic exploitations of the G's and
G's from their respective followers, and
all the new members immediately declared
it a fate worse than death to be on the
other side. We croaked enthusiastically at
song meetings and made a strong en-
deavor to fill our exercise cards with walks
for the cause, Kirkshire walk mysteriously
being the pet. Field Day arrived with be-
loved Lister, the "gargle" giraffe, resplen-
dent in burlap and saddleshoes,and greatly
subject to disintegration. The Griffins
sported in place of last year's restless goat
Gus, the glamorous strawman, clad in
goodly splendor. Balls bouncing on new
courts, legs in longs chasing the puck,
brisk canters in the woods — a panorama of
fall sports in which the orange and green
pinnies leaped madly about in deadly
competition. And then more walks when
we put one foot in front of the other to
help bring the shield within reach. Ski
wax, slaloms and sun glasses came with the
snow. Skating skirts swung out for winter
sport points. Then presto, the time of birds
and bees when the golfers "trucked" off
and bat met ball. The usual feeling of
terror prevailed when results of walk
points were announced, and the G's and
G's trotted briskly off in all directions with
renewed inspiration for the green and
orange. Whether field day brings wind,
snow or sunburn, equal is the enthusiasm
of the Lister and Gus supporters, singing
until voice is no more, or in the tug-of-war
pulling until all hope and equilibrium are
Throughout all the strain and stress the
shining shield hangs tauntingly in the Rec
Room, to be presented during that mem-
orable last chapel to the team that has
puffed and played for the most points.
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Back Row: Whit lock, Cross, Purcell, B. Fowler, Nelson, Rathbone
Front Row: Lehmann, Balcke, Garry, G. Wind, Long
The Year of Sport
A typical New England fall; Indian Sum-
mer and snappy cold days playing hide
and seek with one another. Tennis en-
thusiasts braved frosty weather in longs
which made them look like blue teddy
bears. The new courts behind Abbey
House were never empty and proud to be
a definite inspiration. Hockey players were
rather slow in warming up, but as soon as
the finer points were mastered, proficiency
reigned. The hockey teams were so evenly
matched that even the commentators
were at a loss as to which might come out
ahead. The days went by all too quickly,
and soon Field Day dawned bright and
clear, a perfect answer to many a prayer.
The Griffins proudly sported their new
mascot, and both teams under the leader-
ship of Gargoyle Sawyer, and Griffin
Schoepflin overwhelmed each other with
The tennis matches were held in the
morning, Bev Winslow representing the
Griffins in the singles match against the
Gargoyle champion Doris Sawyer. The.
jjame had a true professional flavor from
the beautifully hit and placed shots to
Miss Humes, the very official-looking um-
pire, perched most judicially upon her
"high-chair." Bev's perfect timing and
expert backhand strokes gave Doris no
end of trouble, and the match went to
Bev and the Griffins. There were two
doubles matches in which the Gargoyles
outplayed the Griffins throughout, thereby
winning all the points. The teams were as
follows: Gargoyles Nancy Eccles and Andy
Warburg against Griffins Mollie Chase
and Marge Wick; Gargoyles Nadene Nich-
ols and Nancy Gerrish against Griffins
Taxi Littauer and Dotty Harvey.
In the afternoon the ever-exciting
championship hockey game was played.
Time and time again the Gargoyles
marched down the field and were repulsed
by the Griffins who would capture the ball
and head for a goal themselves. Neither
team could get by the enemy goalkeeper,
and when the referee blew the final whistle
the score was o-o. The Varsity Hockey
team, made up of the best players from
each of the club teams, was announced
as follows: Eleanor Balcke, Marie Bert-
Connie Cross, Barbara Fowler,
Dottie Garry, Betsy Lytle, Miggie Meyer,
Julie Nelson, Mary Spaulding, Danna
Whitlock, and Gitty Wind. But the
day was not yet over. The November
sun began to set quickly but both teams
lined up eagerly for the traditional tug-of-
war. The whistle blew, the rope was hastily
Back Row: Eccles, Warburg, Wick, Chase
Front Row: Gerrish, Nichols, Harvey, Littauer
lifted, and the tugging began. One-pull-
two-pull-and what is this we see? The
trusty old rope parted company in the mid-
dle, and the entire school was sprawling on
the ground in a "down to earth" affair.
And so, the Fall Field Day of 1939 ended.
Back Row: Campbell, B. Wilson, Cowles, P. Williams, Spaulding, Bertram
Front Row: Menschik, Waterhouse, Lytle, Howard, Meyer
Campbell, Travis, Cross
P. Williams, Parrot, Whittier, Finneran, Maytag
The tremendous blizzard in February
permitted the Gargoyles and Griffins to
engage in their first combat, which was
more on the amusing side of winter sport-
ing than on the professional side. All kinds
of ridiculous relays were run, and it was
grand to see how well-matched the sides
were. What points were won were few and
hard to get. The second blizzard and the
quarantine were the occasions which preci-
s'. Cole, S. Hamilton, Hall, Chase, Poore
pitated the second Carnival. Bright colored
posters announced its coming, and Taxi's
artistic production garnered points for the
Griffin Team. This time Miss Carpenter
and the Council made rather elaborate
plans, and it was truly the high spot of the
season. It was of necessity restricted to the
campus, and the grove became a strong-
hold of wonderful ski trails, and overnight
new hills seemed to spring up which had
never before been discovered from
the point of view of skiing! The ski
contests took place on "Hearsey
Hill" and included mainly form,
judgment, dexterity, and long dis-
This was a colorful sight with
everyone sporting flashy ski clothes
and team spirit reaching a new high.
The snow sculpture was a new ad-
venture but one which achieved im-
mediate popularity. The most out-
standing models were the Snow
Queen, which won first place, and
the Igloo, second. Great plans had
been made for the Ice Events, but
the heavy downfall of snow made
them impossible, and the skaters
had to be content with being spec-
tators and munching hot dogs.
Prominent among the winter sporters
were Sally Cole and Margi Hall,
heading the list of skiers, and Gisela
Bolten and Julie Nelson reigning as
queens of the ice.
Old Man Winter tended to hard-
press the modern dance and basket-
ball, for he gave us such perfect
weather that we hated to concentrate
on indoor activities. But modern
dancing was more popular than
ever and Miss Rhodes was overjoyed
with some experienced girls to work
with in her second year. Outstanding
in dancing were Libby Travis, Con-
nie Cross, and Phyllis Campbell,
who amazed us all with their painless
"falls." Under Madame Miller's train-
ing, fencing came into new promin-
ence when Beverly Brooks, Miggie Meyer
and Nadene Nichols went to Boston to
take part in the annual contests conducted
at M.I.T. by the Amateur Fencers League
Basketball moved indoors this year and
the teams played hard and skilfully. When
Nichols, B. Brooks, Meyer
the total points were counted the Gar-
goyles were five baskets ahead of the Grif-
fins. The varsity team was: Betty Ellis,
Betsy Lytle, Nadene Nichols, Adeline
Waterhouse, Gitty Wind and Ann Zeitung.
Riding was as much in the limelight as
ever, and the Class A riders impressed us
with their horsemanship: Priscilla Will-
iams, Jane Parrot, Nancy Whittier, Betty
Maytag and Mary Ellen Finneran.
Back Row: Nichols, ^eitung, Lytle
Front Row: Waterhouse, Colley, Robinson
Back Row: Knox, G. Wind, Ellis
Front Row: Wick, Schwiebert , Chase
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The unforgettable Eliza-
beth Bennet and Mr. Darcy
...the high and mighty
Mr. Darcy in green pants
and pink vest . . . much
pride and much prejudice
. . . excellent acting and
admiring groans from the
Gitty the gracious Eliza-
beth. . . breath-takingly im-
pressive ... difficulties with
the yellow and orange
dress . . . heart-throbs and
happiness. . .realistic em-
brace... our rivals to the
Lunts. . . .
The crowd around the bulletin board had
meant just one thing — the Senior Play!
Night after night our indispensable man-
ager, Connie Cross, made us jump verbal
hoops in the speech room. It didn't seem
any time at all until the costumes had ar-
rived and the night of the dress rehearsal
was upon us. That dress rehearsal! It was,
just as we expected, a nightmare. Strains
of a minuet in competition with the "Big
B.G." from Ellie's portable, lines re-
peated over and over, furniture shifted,
stiff collars cutting into the necks of un-
fortunate gentlemen, people sleeping any-
where — so the night went. Yawning stars
were glad of the cocoa and sandwiches
before the final lap — and so to bed.
Saturday came too fast! The time was
almost at hand! A breathless hush, and
slowly the curtain rose on our Duchess as
Hill, the correct butler, and J. Cowles,
simply nifty as Mr. Bennet. Things began
to happen as fluttery Mrs. Bennet, per-
fectly played by Jacquy Proctor, pattered
onto the stage. Enter Lady Lucas and her
daughter Charlotte, splendidly done by
Ellie Balcke and Barbara Brown. It
seemed as though Webster hadn't made
any adjectives good enough to describe
Gitty, Sally and Libby as the three charm-
ing Bennet girls. They were all superb!
There were some especially outstanding
bits, such as the entrance of Gisela, divine
as Darcy, and Andy looking too smooth as
Bingley, and both of them worthy of the
highest possible praise. Mary Spaulding
as Lady Catherine did beautifully, as did
Doris Sawyer as Miss Bingley. And who
will ever forget "Hill, take your mother
upstairs," or the lovely cold tea? Special
credit goes to all the girls who had small
parts but who were as necessary to the
whole as were the leading characters.
The curtain call, so well-planned by Mrs.
Gray for the benefit of audience and pho-
tographer as well, found the curtain
balky and we were left stranded but tired
and happy as the welcome applause
echoed in our ears.
A. D. S.
On December gth the much anticipated
plays presented annually by A.D.S. came
off in all their splendor. The first was The
Dark Lady of the Sonnets with Dottie Garry
as the petite, winsome lady of the title
role. Mary Spaulding gave an excellent
performance as Queen Elizabeth, while
Gitty, in her own inimitable way, played
the part of Will Shakespeare. All this took
place amid gracious settings (see moon-
light), and was well received.
The Pie and the Tart, an eighteenth cent-
ury play, produced laughs galore by Cole
and Rathbone as vagabonds who made
many mouths water in the pastry shop
scene. Tragedy held sway when Anne
Schoepflin's dress caught in the door, but
it did not last long. Julie Nelson as the
pastry cook rounded out an excellent cast.
The Ghost Story, a Booth Tarkington
product, found the players ad-libbing
madly! The vie broke down but music was
supplied extemporaneously by familiar
voices and all was well. Addie Waterhouse
was convincing as the stuttering lover who
proposed to Anna (played by Sally Cole)
with results. The other members of A.D.S.
even Jacquy with her ankle in a cast,
played parts in this play which wound up
a most enjoyable evening program.
The French Plays
On November 18 the French Department
presented two one-act plays with great
success. In Les Deux Sourdes Danna Whit-
lock, with creaking joints and deaf as a
post, made good meat for the mean butler,
played by Patsy Selden. Boy (Jane Parrot)
got girl (tiny Jo Hartwell) and they gave
us the "live happily ever after" ending.
The Explication de la piece was ably given
by Joan Webster, and Mile. Baker and
Mme. Miller were congratulated on
their coaching prowess.
Orchids to Eleanor Balcke in Uhomme
Qui Epousa Une Femme Muette who played
the wife and regained her speech only to
make up for lost time so violently and so
relentlessly that her poor husband, played
by J. Cowles, was distracted. Phyll Crocker
as chief adviser and Andy Warburg, the
clever doctor, were both excellent, while
Garry, Spaulding, Long, Cowles, Balcke, Littauer, Chase
Christine Robinson as the Aide du Docteur
almost stole the show without uttering a
single word! These were supported by
Mollie Chase and Jane Littauer, whose
performances and voices were rare. Mimi
Shields was the charming" narrator. Con-
gratulations to Mile. Baynes under whose
direction the play was produced.
Hats off to Joan Waugh who in Bargains
in Cathay played the sales girl who had her
troubles with the book department. Also
to Sue Woodman, the smoothie lover who
makes a very handsome man, we should
say! Betty Maytag did beautifully as the
guardian of the book department, and
deserves special credit because she took
the part at a very late date. Eleanor Knox
as the floor walker, Helen Stott as the
delivery boy, Dotty White as the "lady
with memories" and Nancy Gerrish, as
the unexpected gentleman from New York,
gave excellent support to the leads.
In Joint Owners in Spain we were very
conscious of heckling hags played by Jo,
Hartwell, Ginny Gourley and Mimi Scam-
mon. Dorie Jones as the steadying in-
fluence was more glamorous than guard-
ing, but she somehow managed to get
them all living happily together in the
Old Ladies' Home.
Then came The Princess Marries the Page
and Jane Towne was the loveliest princess
we ever hope to see, while Beverly Brooks
of the leaping ability was her piping page.
Rabling, hiding behind a perfect disguise,
played the part of the bouncing, irate king-
father, and Mimi Calder the Lord High
Chancellor. Beautiful scenery and ex-
quisite costumes on principals and soldiers,
made this the perfect fairy story.
THE CHINESE LANTERN
The players: Nancy Gerrish, Jacquy Proc-
tor, Peggy Rabling, Eleanor Knox, Dotty
White, Helen Stott, Addie Waterhouse,
Sally Cole, Sue Woodman, Betty Maytag,
Virginia Gourley, Nancy Eccles, Gisela
Bolten, Jo Hartwell, Gitty Wind.
Waugh, Woodman, Stott, Gerrish, B. Brooks, Towne, Jones, Gourley, Hartwell
Much shoe leather worn
thin with downtown trav-
els .. . browsing in the book-
store . . . Abbot specials at
Lowe's. . .pies at the Bee-
hive. . .problems of wheth-
er to buy the striped job at
Jay's or the dotted at the
Carriage Trade ... 3 for
10 cts. at the A and P...
Glen Miller in the record
store . . . merry afternoons
in the metropolis ....
... in which we present a few choice bits
Our picnic began dismally when Jacquy
took to the rec room floor with a thud be-
fore we had even left the place! It was ex-
cess jitterbugging, and her progress from
large supporting cast to clubfoot type of
shoe, and from wheels to crutch . . . was
eagerly cheered by her classmates . . .
Soon our byword "Done move a
ting" came into being when the photog-
rapher arrived to take Senior pictures
and we posed as glamor girls with flowing
tresses and downcast eyes, or as coy cuties
with curls . . . We sang gaily on all bus
rides anything from "Aunt Demetri Is a
Pismire" to "He Leadeth Me"... Came
Noel and we sent each other Taxi's waif
angels and came back to talk about our
vacation escapades ... At Intervale much
curiosity was aroused by Tene's man at the
movies and Mollie's unfortunate landing.
We missed Ferdinand, who ambulanced
off to an appendectomy just as midyear
exams were beginning. Dottie Schwiebert
forgot her ski boots, Marge Wick her suit-
case, and Danna had a bit of difficulty
getting down Cranmore . . . We gleefully
bounded into Boston without repression
and drowsily tried to keep awake through
Senior lights . . . Mary Dean caused us all
to be Schick-tested until we were veritable
sieves . . . Sue and Mari flew home on
Alpha weekends and Wils faithfully drank
her evening orange juice... Some ad-
venturous and ravenous ones cooked hot
dogs in the Parlor although we found
Baronial the better way. Riv and Barbara
Fowler did a mean jive and made foul
faces. Gitty gave us the Griffin entertain-
ment with beach umbrellas and musical
scores a la Broadway. We ate the alumnae
office out of doughnut holes and looked
uncomprehendingly at our new caps and
gowns . . . We all went on diets that fell
by the wayside with chocolate steamed
pudding and lush brownie jobs tempting
us too often . . . All year we haunted down-
town, drank our cokes, exchanged con-
fidences, and were constantly "Sister
Goons" singing "Near. . .near. . .near."
First to be Married
Among the Faculty: Mr. Howe of the
clothes a la Esquire and the jokes — not a
la Esquire ! . . . Mr. Merritt of the Joe col-
lege appearance . . . and Mr. Richardson
of the moustache and children . . .
Keepers of Abbot Beautiful: Theodore, the
big boss and setter of stages, hanger of post-
ers, fixer of fuses . . . Wee Mr. Robb of the
dignified title and the impressive concert
entrances . . . Mr. Ruxton of the gardens . . .
Joe of the Tiffin cart . . . Mr. Hammer of
that which his name suggests . . . Charlie of
the sly eye and conversation . . . Mr. Shaw
of the heavy tread, guardian of the night
. . . Neil and Bill of the Abbot truck . . .
Ralph and Mr. Silva likewise indispensa-
ble, but seen only when blizzards make
Circle travel hazardous . . .
THE YEAR 1939-40 A.D.
We arrived September 27th and were
terribly excited about being Seniors at
long last — and,— our Senior privileges!
First and foremost the Senior Parlor with
its new radio bringing us football games,
symphonies and static; general meeting
place for research work in studies and
people (alias bull sessions) ; coffee on first
Sundays; toasting ourselves by the fire or
on the porch. Yes, the Parlor is one privi-
lege we won't forget in a hurry. Next—
Senior Saturdays in Boston; and — Senior
With Miss Hearsey at Pomps
The first Saturday this fall was memo-
rable. Pomps Pond was the scene of action,
action consisting of picnicking, feeling the
water and playing many unique games on
the way home. Then Senior teas when
everyone ate and ate and tried to see who
had the best at whose tea. The teas cer-
tainly filled the requirements -and the
people. Then came corridor stunt nights
when we Seniors portrayed Life advertise-
ments (Duchess, the Ovaltine kid) and
latest news flashes.
Pinch me! Are we really going? It's
wonderful! Our Senior picnic at Ipswich
with cold, clear breezes, bright moon,
warm fire, cold white dunes, onions-
hamburgers — onions — cocoa — more on-
ions. At last we felt "Seniorized."
One day we heard a crashing above us
and found it was the Fourth Floor leaving,
bag and baggage, and they weren't even
sore about it. We can't say we blame them,
either. Abbey with ping-pong table, radio
in the rec room, spacious laundry, blue-
tiled showers, silent bells, teachers' rooms
with fireplaces and private baths, and a
kitchenette for teas! Winchell says, quote,
Abbey House and New Tennis Courts
Abbeyites — the envy of us all — but still
we love our Draper Hall, unquote. Win-
chell you're uncanny!
With the approach of Thanksgiving
came verses and more verses, and then the
service when for the first time in the new
year we appeared in our whites. Following
in breathless succession came the Christ-
mas Party for the children of Andover, the
Christmas Dinner and table singing, the
Christmas Service— a symphony in white
and green, and Mrs. Gray's reading of the
Christmas Carol. Vacation!
The blue weeks after Christmas and
lasting through midyears were soon for-
gotten in preparations for Intervale. We
left Andover at 4:30 with salted nuts (from
Miss Hancock and Miss Rath) of which
too soon only a few grains of salt were left.
Many portable radios and vies were much
in evidence, and voices competed with
each other violently all the way. Delicious
box suppers with hot coffee were served,
and then the shout of "Snow!" brought
us quickly to the observation platform.
There amid coal fumes and cold breezes
we caught our first glimpse of beautiful,
snowbound New Hampshire serene under
a blanket of twinkling winter stars.
Intervale at last! The Emersons had
cocoa and sandwiches for us upon arrival.
Then some went walking, some moonlight
skating on the flooded courts, some sat be-
fore the blazing fire, while others danced —
"720 in the Books" a definite favorite.
Saturday we were awakened rather abrupt-
ly by someone saying "Isn't it lovely?
Pink — really pink — and the rest are pur-
ple. Look Tink!" By this time we had been
aroused sufficiently to recognize Jacquy's
voice — and Tink joining in with several
(dozen) exclamations. We got up and
agreed that Mt. Washington couldn't have
blushed more gorgeously. Mt. Washington
at sunrise, and all the other ranges and
peaks as well, were the subject of consid-
erable conversation. Then came the food.
What pancakes! What food! Never has
been or will be food as welcome.
But it was time to go out again, and how
joyous was the crunching sound of our
skis breaking the crust of the crystal snow
that Saturday morning! We did Russell's
slope intermittently all week end, with
Miss Carpenter feverishly cramming us
with snowplow techniques. The sting of
snow against inquiring faces as we bumped
down the toboggan slide, and trail blazing
in the lovely woods, on snowshoes or skis-
were experiences we won't soon forget.
Then came movies at North Conway. En
route Jacquy reminisced about her child-
Good Times Ahead
Off for the Day
hood days, still gazing at Mt. Washington.
Hymns by the crackling fire, Miss Hearsey
reading "Winnie the Pooh" and Libby
playing Clair de Lune (though we all missed
the first measure because of Marge's
terrific sigh), brought our days to a con-
Monday brought us Cranmore Moun-
tain and the skimobiles. Said Duchess,
"Makes an amusement look sick, yes?
Yes." And so it went on for three glorious,
carefree days, and before we knew it we
were marching into the Abbot dining
room trying vainly to give to the school in
our train-made songs some idea of what
they'd missed. . .Hidden in those vagrant
New Hampshire hills are memories, and
timeless their power shall be.
Second Semester begun — and Mother
Nature, we thank you for Andover's won-
derful winter! Skating on the new flooded
tennis courts behind Abbey, skiing and
then roasting marshmallows over a roaring
fire on the hockey field by moonlight
these were new thrills for us all. And in the
midst of it we were suddenly quarantined
for a week: sixty week ends were cancelled,
parents were notified, Miss Sweeney pi-
loted us through bravely, and Mrs. Dun-
can laid down the law. We were all
Snow and Schick
are you?" with the answer
or "Negative" were constantly
Schicked — "Seniors be at the infirmary at
2:20, Senior Mids at 2:45 etc. etc." -cries
heard up and down the halls, and with
this, arms were thrust violently forward
and lovely red spots or pale white bumps
exhibited. But soon it was a thing of the
past, Mary Dean was out again, and no
one the worse for the experience.
Fire drills are wonderful things! Every-
one looks so different — some with curlers
tight to the head and cold cream smeared
all over, others slinking by frantically
rubbing to get "9 P.M. make-up" off, and
still others sauntering slowly, glamorously
arrayed and apparently unruffled by the
unexpected disturbance. Best fire drill of
the year was the one unscheduled and
unwanted- but one lovely April afternoon
just before the end of study hour the alarm
sounded for several minutes without ceas-
ing, and within a few seconds all buildings
were cleared of surprised students and
faculty, while Charlie dashed madly from
cellar to attic looking for the fire which
happily did not materialize. All's well
that ends well.
Calling nights are ever in a category
by themselves, and strange things go on
like dancing on the second-floor front,
peeking through banisters, waiting for
callers, sitting in bed placidly writing
home to the boy friend, and being horri-
fied to find Katharine at the door saying
"You have a caller!"
And will we ever forget our walks along
the bright, clear road in the early morning,
six abreast, for breakfast at the Kirkshire?
For once we were not honked to the gut-
ters by oncoming cars. The world was
ours. Can't we do it again next week?
The radiator — meeting place for all —
letter problems promptly solved, free of
charge — Mrs. Duncan available "apres
diner" — tailor, "special man," Western
Union boy, and all people of interest enter
via the "students' entrance!"
Room 5! We couldn't live without it or
its contents — namely the coca-cola and
cookies, the iron and ironing board, and
the bull sessions.
High spots of our Senior year have been
our wonderful Sunday night suppers at
"Sunset" with Miss Hearsey. We actually
had a Spanish twang in our voices and a
slight tango and rumba appeared in our
walks after her delightfully different
Birthdays at Abbot are special occasions,
and we are grateful to Miss Hearsey for
never forgetting them, and to Miss Cool-
"What does he say?"
idge for our favorite cakes and candles.
We can't begin to tell of all the wonder-
ful speakers we have had on Saturday
and Sunday nights this year. At times
when we feel lowest, men like Dr. Buttrick,
Dr. Aldrich, Mr. Baldwin, M. de Lanux,
or our own Mr. Richardson give us an
indefinable something that revives our
spirits and sends us gaily but more
thoughtfully on our way. Troubadours
bringing us delightful lyrics and dances,
the Countess of Listowel increasing our
understanding of international affairs,
the Friskins' amazing two-piano recital—
these and other artists have been a big
and important part of our Abbot life.
Prom is something we couldn't afford to
miss (we think you see what we mean!).
Our April snow-shower seven days before
prom seemed a colossal blizzard. Every
flake whispered "Let's compete with
Dartmouth's Winter Carnival!" Luckily
we didn't have to. Everything went off
smoothly. Then Abbot's Birthday Cele-
bration—modern dancing included. With
the fury of Finals, the delightful confusion
of Commencement week, delegations of
families "bizzing" in and out, perturbed
packing, endless introductions, and teary,
cheery, hasty farewells, the year closes.
' 'In the Spring ..."
[8 3 ]
Father, I know that all my life
Is portioned out for me;
And the changes that are sure to come,
I do not fear to see:
But I ask Thee for a present mind,
Intent on pleasing Thee.
Marguerite Hearsey .
Ruth Stephens Baker
Hilda R. Baynes ....
Jean Hope Baynes
Mrs. Eunice Murray Campbell
Mary Carpenter ....
Mrs. Constance Parker Chipman
Hope Coolidge ....
Mary Elaine Dodge .
Mrs. Hannah Richmond Duncan
Kate Friskin ....
Mrs. Bertha Morgan Gray
Isabel Maxwell Hancock .
Walter Edward Howe
Barbara Humes ....
Octavia Whiting Mathews
Justina Ruiz Melasecheoarina .
Faith Lucena Meserve
Mrs. Jeanne Vical Miller .
Mrs. Roberta Gilmore Poland
Gertrud Rath ....
Rowena Lincoln Rhodes
Winthrop Horton Richardson .
Helen Dunford Robinson
Virginia Paine Rogers
Laura Huntington Smith
Margaret Snow .
Catherine Jane Sullivan
Alice Curtiss Sweeney
Eleanor Tucker .
Lucile Burdette Tuttle
Dorothea Wilkinson .
20 Abbot St., Andover, Massachusetts
28 Fremont St., Plymouth, Massachusetts
309 West 86th St., New York City
309 West 86th St., New York City
Prospect St., Topsfield, Massachusetts
57 Wilkinson St., Putnam, Connecticut
5 Morton St., Andover, Massachusetts
Summit Ave., Winchester, Massachusetts
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. 300 West 108th St., New York City
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Boonsboro Rd., Lynchburg, Virginia
14 School St., Andover, Massachusetts
. Chestnut Hill, Greenfield, Massachusetts
. 288 Newbury St., Boston, Massachusetts
Abbot Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
Lynnfield Centre, Massachusetts
26 Central Ave., Weston, Massachusetts
136 Hancock St., Cambridge, Massachusetts
. 87 Oak St., Reading, Massachusetts
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Katherine R. Kelsey, 1858- 1939
Member of the Abbot Faculty i88y-igj2
Helen Barss .
Mary Alice Beckman
Jeannette Biart .
Ethel Ann Bolton
Mary Margaret Boynton
Eleanor Brooks .
Miriam Calder .
Jane Davey .
Betty Jean England
Mary Ellen Finneran
Ruth Goodall .
Sylvia Hall .
Beatrice Hardy .
Dorothy Harvey .
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9 Abbot St.
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96 Vermont St., Methuen, Massachusetts
1509 South Elwood Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma
8 William St., Andover, Massachusetts
Oakshade Ave., Darien, Connecticut
371 Johnson St., North Andover, Massachusetts
Westview Farm, Westboro, Massachusetts
South Main St., Andover, Massachusetts
7 Tuxedo Rd., Glen Ridge, New Jersey
8 Kensington St., Andover, Massachusetts
Pelham, New York
1 Ledgewood Rd., Winchester, Massachusetts
Greens Farms, Connecticut
15 Sutherland Rd., Montclair, New Jersey
80 Winter St., Norwood, Massachusetts
194 Warwick Rd., Melrose, Massachusetts
214 Main St., Sanford, Maine
648 Adair Ave., Zanesville, Ohio
168 Prospect St., Wakefield, Massachusetts
9 Sherbourne St., Shawsheen, Andover, Massachusetts
640 Great Pond Rd., North Andover, Massachusetts
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54 School St., Keene, New Hampshire
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Margery Martin .
Emily Mills .
Mary Carroll O'Connell
Pauline Packard .
Jane Parrot .
Emily Ruth Poynter
Mary Alice Purcell
Eleanor Rafton .
Ruth Rathbone .
Helen Stott .
Martha Strater .
Margaret Stuart .
Emma Ann Todd
Catherine Ware .
Dorothy White .
Nancy Whittier .
Georgia Wieting .
Rose Wind .
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